Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Herbert Andrew Allen

Born: 10/7/1908

Died: 6/8/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Herbert Andrew Allen, 96, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away June 8, 2005, at McAlester Regional Health Center. He was born October 7, 1908, in McAlester to Andrew Bart and Leona Maggie Pitchlyn Allen.

He attended school in Crowder and later attended in McAlester. He married Charlotte Lee England on November 25, 1934, in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Herbert owned and operated Allen’s Auto Service in McAlester for a number of years before working as a service equipment pipeline foreman for R.H. Fulton out of Lubbock, Texas, and later retired from William Brothers out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his retirement he was an avid fisherman and he enjoyed working in his yard where he loved growing a garden. Herbert was a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Pittsburg County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Herbie Kay Gates; two sisters, Thelma Randel and Eunice Sue Williams; and a brother, V.J. Allen.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Annalee and George Rowland of Hobbs, New Mexico; five grandchildren and spouses, Glenda and Scott Bearden and Mark Rowland, all of Hobbs, Boyd and Donna Rowland of Lovington, New Mexico, Charla and Derek Woodgate of Austin, Texas, and Sherry and Tim Maret of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon McLemore, Brock McLemore, Cory Guy Rowland, Michael Maret, Kimber Hicks, Brooke McLemore, Jordyn Rowland, Keysha Rowland, Georgie Rowland and Holly Wood; a great-great-grandson, Keaton Hicks; five nephews, Tom Williams, Eugene Bonino, Jimmy Bonino, Allen Lee Dunn and Eddie Dunn; three nieces, Jessie Randel, Janice Barker and Patty Finch; numerous cousins, including Velma Toole and Sue Walker; and several wonderful friends and neighbors, including special friend Garry Cartlidge of McAlester.